The Paradox of Modern Liberalism

by kenyantraveller

Be Liberal! (but be our kind of liberal).

Be a Feminist! (but be our kind of feminist).

Be Pro-poor! (except when the poor are making us cheap clothing).

Speak out! (except when you’re saying something we disagree with).

Be  Confident! (except when you’re speaking out against the establishment)

Be an activist! (except when your advocacy is against a cause we profit from)

Be critical! (except when you’re criticising our guy)

Be vocal! (except when we don’t want to hear it)

Be whatever you want to be! (unless we want you to be something else).

Think. (until we want you to stop).

Sometimes being a liberal is the most illiberal thing you can be.